David Marks, Prominent Washington Actor, Dies at 49

Obituaries   David Marks, Prominent Washington Actor, Dies at 49
Actor David Marks, a prominent actor in the Washington, D.C., area, who was nominated four times for the Helen Hayes Award, and won in 1990 for his work in Deborah Pryor's Briar Patch at Arena Stage, died June 3 in Washington, D.C., of a heart attack. He was 49.

Mr. Marks was also nominated for the Hayes Awards for Studio Theatre's The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2005, The Rivals at the Olney Theatre in 2002, and You Can't Take It With You at the Olney in 2002. In 1990, the year Mr. Marks won his award, he was nominated for a second award for his performance in Arena's A Lie of the Mind.

Other roles included the organist Christoph Graupner in Rep Stage's Bach at Leipzig and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Folger. Both plays were in 2007.

Born in Seattle, Mr. Marks graduated from the University of Washington-Seattle before attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he received his MFA in acting.

He moved to D.C. in 1987 and soon after became a member of the Arena Stage Acting Company.

He is survived by his wife, Garland Scott, and a son.

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